Discovering Subterranean London, Paperback Book

Discovering Subterranean London Paperback

Part of the Shire Discovering series

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


This book is the first concise guide to the hidden world of underground London.

Informative, authoritative and richly illustrated, this volume takes you on a subterranean tour of the many remarkable constructions that few even knew existed.

Some of the installations were once highly secret, such as the government bunkers, civilian refuges, protected broadcasting studios and emergency control centres for public utilities.

Other facilities described perform more mundane functions, including the mothballed Mail Rail (the Post Office Railway), telephone and power cable subways, electricity substations and sewage out-fall tunnels.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80 pages, ill
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Local history
  • ISBN: 9780747807407



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.

Review by

Interesting, well-written, but not of extraordinarily broad appeal. Could be useful for a those pneumatic tubes for the telegrams.

Also by Andrew Emmerson   |  View all

Also in the Shire Discovering series   |  View all